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Water Bottle, 1915
 
   
Water Bottle, 1915
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Brief Description: Tin in the shape of a boy scout's water bottle with a brown background and rope and horn illustration. Issued at Christmas
Subject Date: 1915
Creator: Not known
Publisher: Huntley & Palmers
 
Full Description: This tin, released in 1915, was one of the few new designs to be produced during the First World War. The shortage of labour and ingredients meant that production of fancy tins was drastically reduced from 580,000 in 1913 to 200,000 in 1915. Huntley & Palmers were also given a contract to supply the army with biscuits, thereby directing their attentions away from tin production.
 
Collection: Reading Museum Service
Subject: flask, rope, bugle, object, arms and armour, domestic <kitchen>, recreation <music>
Content Type: tin
Location: Reading Museum Service
Local Ref: REDMG : 1997.79.70
Unique ID: rm-rm-1997_79_70~cd32_113-i-00-000.jpg
IPR: Reading Borough Council (Reading Museum Service)
 
 
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